Matt Cassad is in trouble. After meeting street musicians Lulu and Willy, his world changes. The California paradise of San Costas is now a bizarre, threatening place, and Matt finds himself walking strange streets with strange creatures. Matt thinks he’s going crazy; he should be so lucky. His job as a janitor has brought him into conflict with a number of homeless people, including Mrs. Popeyehead, the queen of the streets, her mysterious husband, and the aggravating Jeff and Arnie. Matt’s growing friendship with Lulu and Willy leads him deeper and deeper into the netherworld of the Limbus, where a tragic and violent encounter with Jeff and Arnie puts the safety of Matt and his friends in the hands of the one person Matt least trusts – himself.
THE GHOST ROCKERS is a tightly-plotted 85,000 word novel of gonzo magic realism that joins a hilariously gritty, realistic view of minimum-wage existence with startling and surreal visions of a living, breathing afterlife. Music and monsters, love and art, and both cultural and supernatural underworlds all collide in this, the first volume of a three-volume series. Readers of Jonathan Carroll, Christopher Moore, and Neil Gaiman will find much to enjoy here.
I’ve worked as a scriptwriter for Mondo Media -- my work for them has showed up everywhere from the Warner Bros. website to the BBC. For the last few years I’ve had my short fiction published in the small press. I also assistant-edit, design, and illustrate the underground magazine Swill, which is read by Ellen Datlow for her Year’s Best Horror series.
I’m sending you this query because of your representation of Christopher Moore. While my writing is quite different then his, we share a combination of humor, realism, non-genre use of genre elements, and a distinctly West Coast flavor, so you might find this of interest. I’ve noticed that Mr. Moore’s books stay in print and stay in the public eye – I would love that kind of treatment for my own work.